Hyundai Santa Fe – 7 Seater 4WD
The Hyundai Santa Fe is one of the most promising cars in Hyundai’s line up, with a strong diesel engine, versatile 7 seat option, roomy interior and comfortable ride. The Hyndai Santa Fe also benefits hugely from several economic benefits, as it is much larger than other models in it’s price range when bought new and cheaper than other cars of a more comparable size. However, buyers should be aware that the Santa Fe struggles to retain it’s resale value, and second hand prices drop dramatically.
Hyundai Santa Fe Prices
Prices for a Hyundai Santa Fe start from £21,620 for a basic model, while upgrades can push the price up to as high as £25,705.
Hyundai Santa Fe – Accessories
With basic models, you get a perfectly serviceable 2.2ltr CRTD diesel engine, ABS, air conditioning, allow wheels, body coloured bumpers, CD player, air bags, Isofix anchors, PAS, full electric windows and traction control. On models which are upgraded, climate control, cruise control, an electronic drivers seat, leather trim and parking sensors are also available, as is a superb 2.2 CDRi engine.
Hyundai Santa Fe – 5 year warranty
One of the biggest benefits with buying a Hyundai Santa Fe is that all cars come with a reasonably comprehensive 5 year warranty, which should cover all of your needs. If you need to pay for servicing, though, it’s recommended that you check local garages as prices can vary widely nationally.
Hyundai Santa Fe – Engine Choice
Although there are a number of different engine options for the Hyundai Santa Fe, the best by a long way is the diesel 2.2 CRDI manual. This engine falls into emissions Group I, meaning that the road tax for 2010\2011 is just £200 and the showroom fee is a modest £300.
Hyundai Santa Fe – Speed
With the 2.2 CRDi engine, you not only get the most eco friendly option from Hyundai’s range but also their best performing. This engine dwarfs the other engine options on the Santa Fe, including a hugely uneconomic 2.7ltr petrol engine, by reaching a top speed of 118mph, accelerating from 0-60mph in 9.5s and still providing around 40mpg. With an automatic gear box, though, this performance is slightly dented and it tales around 10 seconds to go from 0-60mph.
Hyundai Santa Fe – Safety
One major fault with the Hyundai Santa Fe, though, comes with the car’s safety rating. Although the 7 seater will protect those in the car in the event of an accident, receiving a 4 star rating on the NCAP test and boasting six air bags, the car has been heavily criticised for it’s lack of protection for pedestrians – during the pedestrian safety tests, the Santa Fe scored a zero.
Hyundai Santa Fe – Running Costs
Despite it’s relative economy when compared to similar models, one factor which can push up the cost of a Hyundai Santa Fe 7 seater is the insurance, with all models being placed into insurance groups 13 and 14. For an independant automobile insurance quote you could visit our online insurance page. You’ll be able to get a no obligation quote for your Hyundai Insurance in just a minute. Tyres can be bought quite economically . You can get cheap car tyres including Hyndai Tyres fitted locally after ordering them through an online Cheap Car Tyre company such as BlackCircles.com. Our article on cheap car tyres will give you all the information you require to make yourself a substantial saving.
Hyundai Santa Fe – Conclusion
Despite these minor safety concerns, the Hyundai Santa Fe remains a great car for those looking for all of the benefits of a large 7 seater car without wanting to match the large price tags which can accompany them.
The Hyundai Santa Fe can be a 7 seater car. Hyundai Car (UK) Ltd (Korean car manufacturer): www.hyundai-car.co.uk